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Available Job Opportunity At University of the Witwatersrand: Bus Drivers

Posted in Other

A local company

Job Type

Full Time


South Africa

Description :


 Responsible for driving a passenger carrying vehicle, i.e. light passenger vehicles to ensure safety to themselves, their passengers and the public


Brief DescriptionKey responsibilities include the following:

•         To drive a bus or vehicle in according to National Road Traffic Act 

•         To check the condition of the vehicle prior to commencing service by ensuring but not limited to the following. Carrying out the safety walk round check, i.e. pre-trip and post-trip inspections 

•         To complete trip log; i.e. open and close kilometers per trip or route. 

•         To drive the allocated vehicles in a safe, legal and professional way 

•         To drive to the set timetable, not running early or late, when it is safe to do so 

•         To ensure that rules of the road are observed within bus depots and bus stations – public roads and abnormal conditions 

•         Required to wear prescribed uniforms at all times whilst on duty 

•         Communicate effective in a professional manner with customers 

•         To provide a professional, courteous and friendly service to all stakeholders 

•         To drive to the set timetable, not running early or late, when it is safe to do so 

•         Ensuring that the vehicle is clean and tidy prior to commence route or trip 

•         Report vehicles or buses that are not roadworthy 

•         Report any defect in the vehicle or equipment is reported as soon as possible to the Operations Controller - and ensure it is submitted on completion of trip/route 

•         Timeous reporting of expiring vehicle license and COF 

•         Carry out lawful and reasonable duties required by OHS, SHEQ 

•         To ensure a full understanding of emergency and evacuation plans and procedures 

•         Understand University Health & Safety Policy, and Emergency Fire Procedures 

•         Ensure safety hazards and risks are identified and reported to the operations manager immediately 

•         Attend safety and compliance meetings


• Grade 12 

• Minimum 3 years active passenger driving experience on buses 

• Valid Driver’s License Code EC1 (0,4) or EC 

• Professional Driving Permit (PrDP) 


Technical Competencies 

• Advance Driving Skills 

• Basic writing and numeracy skills

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors 

• Customer Service 

• Communication Skills 

• Interpersonal Skills 

• Relationship Building

Compliance/Statutory Requirements (Knowledge, Understanding and or Training) 

• OHS Act 

• AARTO Act 

• National Road Traffic Act 


Detailed DescriptionJob RequirementsAdditional DetailsHow To ApplyTo apply: 

Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. 

External applicants are invited to apply, by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/” Apply for a job” 


The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates. 

Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise 

Closing Date: 12 December 2022

To apply


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